Posted: 29/04/2014 at 13:07
Well, I for one loathe football since it became all about WAGs and outrageous payments for boys and men with two good feet but, in teh main, no brains or sense and I will resent every minute of TV time given over to it this summer, just as I resent losing GW to snooker on a bank holiday weekend where it would have been so much cleverer of the Beeb to give us an extra half hour instead of none at all.
Having said that, Monty and his box and yew hedge saga is a bit like watching paint dry when you don't even like the colour. Why, having discovered the sense of space and light he has gained by removing the sick box hedge from his grass borders does he then go and replant other beds with something so dark and dull and claustrophobic? I get big yew hedges for security or shelter or to divide spaces or even for topiary but not this little tiddly space control freakery chez Monty.
Loved the erythroniums but, as stated, they are expensive and probably out of the reach of most gardeners on a budget.
Once again, far too much time on shots of him pushing a wheelbarrow. Beechgrove uses the time available so much better and packs in variety and info. Thank heavens for that programme and its excellent presenters who work so well together.